Your smile should never make you feel self-conscious. Unfortunately, lacking your original smile or having one you are not proud to flash can lower your confidence and affect day-to-day interaction with associates and loved ones. You won’t want just anyone handling your restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. You want someone with experience who offers the treatments you need and desire. Dr. Julie Gillis is the dentist with the capability and compassion to treat your dental concerns quickly and effectively.
Our Grand Junction staff will ensure you feel relaxed and valued while undergoing your procedure. Dr. Gillis and her team will listen to your concerns and give you the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your care.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry treatments can restore missing, damaged, or structurally compromised teeth. This advanced field of dentistry is primarily designed to improve and enhance the function and health of the teeth, often resulting in cosmetic benefits, as well.
What Can Restorative Dentistry Do?
Restorative dentistry can address a variety of conditions that affect the teeth, including severe decay, chips and fractures, structural damage, misalignment and bite irregularities, large gaps, missing teeth, and other concerns. Treatment options often consist of solutions that can improve dental function, health, aesthetics, and protection against further damage or deterioration. Some dental concerns can cause patients to experience difficulty chewing and speaking, or feeling confident in the appearance of their smile. With restorative dentistry, many patients can successfully address those concerns and significantly enhance dental health, form, and function.
What Are My Restorative Dentistry Options?
There is a wide variety of treatments and procedures that can provide effective dental restoration. Among the most common are options such as full mouth restoration, dental crowns, dental bridges, tooth-colored fillings, full dentures, and partial dentures. Dental implants are also considered a restorative dentistry procedure, one that can replace missing teeth with outcomes that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Each of these options offer valuable benefits and can work wonders for dental health and smile aesthetics. Dr. Gillis will be able to determine which treatment is right for you during your initial consultation.
Full Mouth Restoration
Patients who are in need of several different restorative procedures may benefit from a full mouth restoration. Also known as “full mouth reconstructions”, full mouth restorations can incorporate a number of restorative, cosmetic, and/or general dentistry procedures to address multiple concerns and provide a comprehensive solution. Dr. Gillis can create a customized full mouth restoration treatment plan designed to meet your specific needs and goals. These treatments can address conditions such as missing teeth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, damaged teeth, staining and discoloration, and many other concerns.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
For patients who are specifically looking to address missing or damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges may be the ideal solution. Dental crowns can restore and protect damaged and compromised teeth, while bridges offer a tooth replacement option for patients who are missing one or more teeth in a localized area of the mouth.
If you want to replace your old metal fillings, or if you need to get new fillings, our restorative dentistry office has natural-looking porcelain and tooth-colored filling materials available. These fillings can be created to match your existing tooth color, disguising your dental work from your friends and family. If you want to brighten your smile with our available teeth whitening procedures, talk to Dr. Gillis prior to receiving a natural-colored filling so your new restorations match your brighter tooth color.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Partial dentures and full dentures are a tried and true restorative dentistry measure. The dentures and partial dentures available at our office can provide great dental form and increased function. Our office offers both standard and precision partial and full dentures. Partial dentures are for patients who have a gap created by one or more missing teeth, but who also have enough teeth remaining to help support and hold partial dentures in place. Full dentures can be provided to patients who need to replace all upper and/or lower teeth.
Why Choose Dr. Gillis for Restorative Dentistry?
We believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, and no case is too difficult. Dr. Julie Gillis has been a practicing dentist for more than 30 years. She has advanced training in complex aesthetic restoration, a process that can re-establish the function, health, and beauty of the mouth. Dr. Gillis also regularly pursues continuing dental education each year to ensure that she remains abreast of the absolute latest advances in the field of dental care. When necessary, Dr. Gillis works with a team of specialists including endodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists to achieve optimal results. This team concept extends to our dental labs, whom we believe are the finest available in the country. All of Dr. Gillis’ porcelain work is crafted by an AACD-accredited lab technician. We believe the combination of an artistic, talented dentist and a high-quality dental lab equals superior dentistry and lasting results.
Dr. Gillis and her team can give you new reasons to smile with the restorative dentistry services available at our practice. Additionally, we offer many services to care for your general oral health and the aesthetics of your smile, from professional cleanings to complete smile makeovers. Although our team possesses the skills to treat complex restorative dentistry and cosmetic cases, we are still a general dentistry-oriented practice and will care for the majority of your dental needs.
How Much Does Restorative Dentistry Cost?
The overall cost of restorative dentistry will vary based on the specific treatment, the needs of each patient, the extent and complexity of the work necessary, and other factors. A member of our team will be able to provide an estimate of the total cost of treatment once you have received an oral evaluation and your treatment plan has been developed during the initial consultation. We believe that high-quality restorative dental care should be available to everyone. Descriptions of the payment options accepted here at our practice, which include many dental insurance plans as well as third-party financing options available for qualified applicants through CareCredit®, can be viewed on our dental financing and patient information page. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact us.
Dr. Gillis and her staff provide dental care to patients from the Western Slope of Colorado and nearby Utah communities. Several of our patients drive a few hours or fly to see us! Many of our patients come from Grand Junction, Palisade, Clifton, Fruita, and Orchard Mesa. We encourage you to contact us today with any questions you may have about restorative dentistry and the many other options available at our practice. We will be happy to provide you with additional information, or to assist you with scheduling an appointment.